Omega 3 and heart disease treatment and prevention have been linked in research. It is known that omega 3 fatty acids are found in fish oil that is obtained from anchovies, salmon and other species that live in cold water.
These fatty acids help to improve memory and brain
function. That is one of the reasons why parents ensure that school age
children get enough of it in their diet. It helps them to perform better
in school. They are also good for joint health.
Apparently, fish oil does help to reduce cholesterol, thereby lowering your risk of heart disease.
Heart disease is one of the leading killers of men and women in North
America. The figures do not change much when you assess the rate of
death from heart problems in other regions of the world.
levels of bad cholesterol contribute to heart disease in several cases.
There are certain foods that have been proven to have a protective
effect on the heart. Fish oil is one of these. It contains DHA and EPA,
both of which help keep bad cholesterol levels low. The American Heart
Association recommends that individuals with heart disease take DHA and
EPA every day.
Source: Fda.gov, "FDA Announces Qualified Health Claims for Omega-3 Fatty Acids", http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/2004/ucm108351.htm